Our Road to DistinguishedMessage from District Governor Pete Moyer: Toastmasters we need to make the final dash for Distinguished. Be a part of a championship team. We want to show the world District 66 Toastmasters are the best so get ready to Turn on Your Talents!
|Our Road to Distinguished||What you can do?|
|343 more payments||Call members who have not renewed in April and last October – Division Governors have a list|
|17 more Distinguished Clubs||Have a plan to get your club to Distinguished – contact your Area or Division Governor for help|
|5 more clubs||Start a club – contact the District Extension Team for help|
Updated as of May 20, 2013Remember there are five avenues to get member payments:
- Renewal (members who have not renewed yet)
- Reinstated (Toastmasters who have let their membership lapse)
- Dual (get a Toastmaster member to join a second club)
- New (new members to Toastmasters)
- 1+1 Campaign
- Beat the Clock Contest
- District 66 Bring a Friend to Toastmasters Month
- Help start a new club
- Send us a lead on a new club
Speak to Turn on Talents. Share the benefits of Toastmasters and bring a friend to Toastmasters before the end of June.
Have fun and help us be distinguished.☺
Spring Conference Pictures and Slide Show
Pete Moyer and Linda Kennedy on WRIC
Meet the Incoming leadersDistrict 66 Governor
Andrea Morgan, DTM
Andrea Morgan is a resident of Norfolk, Virginia. She has been a valued member of Toastmasters since 2007.
Andrea is a member of the Ocean View Three Letter Club, Words of Knowledge Club, and former member of the Titan Mix Masters Club. Within the organization she has achieved the highest level a Toastmaster can obtain, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).
Andrea has served District 66 as an Area Governor two consecutive years , as Division D Governor, and at the present time as Lt Governor Education and Training. On the club level she has served in the positions of President, Vice President Public Relations, Secretary, SAA and assisted in the area of VP Education. She is a charter member of two clubs. Andrea is also the founder and sponsor of one clubs.
When asked, Andrea accredits her leadership confidence to the reassurances she has gained through the Toastmasters educational programs.
Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
Mary White, DTM
Mary White is a distinguished toastmaster and a charter member of the City of Norfolk Toastmasters Club 6822. She has served in every club office except Treasurer. Service continued on to serve the District two terms as Area Governor, two terms as District Secretary, and two terms as the District’s Dominion Traveler Newsletter Editor. She currently serves as the District’s Lieutenant Governor of Marketing (LGM).
Her career in technology as spanned 34 years. Initially she contracted to the Army and Navy to provide automated solutions. For the past 28 years, she has been employed by the City of Norfolk, Virginia’s Department of Information Technology. Responsibilities included application development, supervising process automation and as a business analyst for the City’s IT Enterprise Solutions Bureau.
Mary expanded her service to the City as a workshop facilitator. Her training curriculum included Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership. She believes heavily in the community, and extends her service to assisting citizens in providing actionable input to City Government. This Norfolk native is a wife and mother of three sons and a daughter, ages fourteen to 27. In her “spare” time, Mary is an instructor for various non-profit organizations on the topics of team building, facilitation skills and public speaking.
Lieutenant Governor Marketing
Regie Ford, ACB, CL
Regie Ford is the Past President of the West End TM, the Past President of the James River TM club, the Immediate Past Area Governor of Area 24, and currently serves as Division B Governor. He has been an active member in the Toastmasters organization for over 6 years and he undeniably, unequivocally says the leadership track in TM has opened many doors and given him opportunities that he could not have imagined. He speaks frequently in the community. He is currently working diligently on developing a training program that will help you discover your net worth. Support through belief, Strength through words and Sustainability through precepts - the three S’s to find you.
Division Governor A
Joanne P. Jones, ACB, ALB
I have been on my Toastmasters journey since 2002. I have spent the last few years working on the leadership portion of my Toastmasters development, severing as an Area Governor twice, for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Toastmasters year, and this year as the Division A Governor. I am running for the Division A Governorship again because I feel there are things that have yet to be accomplished in Division A and I would like another opportunity to achieve those goals – the second time is the charm! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Toastmasters, meeting and getting to know some very talented and dedicated individuals.
When I am not pursuing Toastmasters goals I spend my working hours as a contract Risk Management professional. For the last few years I have been doing litigation management for a Fortune 500 company based in the Roanoke area. Prior to this pursuit I have worked in the healthcare and retail industries, also in the Risk Management/Risk Finance arena.
Personally I have many interests and passions – I love baseball, particularly the Boston Red Sox, all kinds of music, needle arts of all varieties, and reading, both fiction and non-fiction. Though those interests and passions can only be pursued after all the duties and tasks associated with a 100 year old farmhouse and a 19 acre non-working farm are taken care of. I share the farmhouse with my 25 year old daughter, Emily, my very active 3-1/2year old grandson, Marshall, and an eclectic bunch of four legged critters.
Division Governor B
Kim Powell, CC, CL
I joined James River Toastmasters in November 2010 and it has been a whirlwind ride. I have served as Secretary and VPE of the James River TM's Club and currently serve as the Area 26 Governor. My main purpose for joining Toastmasters was to network with other like minded people and I never fully visualized being where I am today. I have worked at SunTrust Bank for 18 years and my current position is a Project Manager. I have several interests outside of Toastmasters but one of my biggest highlights is being a sports (team) mom for my 15 year old daughter and 13 year old son. I have been married for 22 years and my husband is on active duty in the US Army. The experience, knowledge and friendships I have gained are invaluable and have taught me to always be the best that you can be but there is still room for improvement.
Division Governor C
Chanda Bass, ACB, ALB
Hello fellow Toastmasters! I've been a member of Toastmasters since 2008 and I currently have my ACB and ALB awards. I am the outgoing Area 33 Governor. I have worked for Chesterfield County Schools since 2000 as a School Social Worker. My photo shows me in a place I love, the mall!
Toastmasters has helped me become a much better speaker, but the leadership opportunities in Toastmasters have opened doors for me in my professional and personal lives and I am exceptionally grateful for that. I would love to have the opportunity to serve as the Division C governor next year to help others experience the same increased confidence and sense of accomplishment that Toastmasters has provided me.
Division Governor D
Charles S. Gates, ACB
Charles S. Gates is a self-described “man of action.” He is CEO of Local Legislature, LLC, a former Marine and a native of New Jersey. Active in his ommunity, he is past president of the Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP. He serves on the boards of First Books of Hampton Roads, Y2K Mentoring Academy and Straighten Up and Fly Right, Inc. He is an exercise instructor for NSU and Bon Secours, “Let’s Get Real” health initiative and assistant presiding partner with Heritage Investment Club. Currently, Charles serves as Area 44 Governor for District 66 with Toastmaster International.
His passions include: motivational speaking, sports, coaching, searching investment opportunities, reading, teaching and mentoring. If he is not instructing an exercise class, he is spending time with his family. He is married to the lovely Lei Lana Gates and has two beautiful daughters, Tania and Tiffany. Charles also has two other children at his residence, Neena and Gunner; two well behaved German Shepards, who help to keep him on his toes.
Division Governor E
Shirley H. Tyree, ACG
Shirley Tyree has been in Toastmasters since 2008 and has been called by some as the poster child of the organization. She holds dual membership in the Berkley’s Confident Communicators Club (which she chartered in 2011) and the City of Norfolk Club. Shirley has served in the role of President, Vice President of Education and Vice President of Membership. She was also the Area Governor for Area 53 in Division E during the year 2010 – 2011. Shirley is the founder and CEO of Synergistic Concepts, a consulting firm specializing in program and staff development. She is a United States Naval Officer; having retired in 2007 after twenty (20) years of service. The one thing that competes with Toastmasters for Shirley’s time is her love for serving in ministry in her home church of First Baptist Church, Berkley in Norfolk, VA where her husband, William, is the Pastor.
Phil Havartine, ACB
Greetings fellow Toastmasters! I am excited to be considered for the role of treasurer for District 66!! I have known about Toastmasters for 30+ years, but it took my friend Ratha’s invitation to get me in the door. I have been a Toastmaster since April 2010 and have served as Secretary, President, and am currently VPE of my home club Power Lunch Expressions. In addition, I am currently serving as Area 22 Governor and President of West End Toastmasters. For the past 20 years I have worked for AECOM where I have held various IT roles and am currently a project manager with a staff of six.
A Message from District Governor - Pete Moyer
Hello Virginian Toastmasters,
District 66 is here to help the club but the club is here to help the District too. We are one team sharing a similar mission. "It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of member clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs."
This year our plan is to "Turn on Your Talents." We have so many obstacles switching us off. I want the clubs in District 66 to be your on switch. We not only need to switch on talents we already have but we need to help others switch on their talents by inviting them to join Toastmasters. Our International President, John Lau, is challenging each and every Toastmaster this year to bring a friend to Toastmasters. Imagine if every member had a friend join a club we could double in size and "thereby offer ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from our programs." Let us meet John Lau's dream to double the size of Toastmasters.
I was pondering what turned my talents on in Toastmasters. I can think of three areas where Toastmasters turned my switch on. In 2003 I noticed in the newspaper a listing of clubs in Virginia Beach. I called the number for the Virginia Beach Toastmasters and Ed Sykes responded. He told me about Toastmasters but also asked me what I wanted out of the program. He not only invited me but met me at the door so that he could introduce me to everyone including the club President, Pam Glass. I was followed by encouragement from the President to give an Ice Breaker which I did on my third meeting where I also was inducted into the club.
The second area my talents were turned on was through several people in the District who engaged me in many activities outside of the club. This is where your leadership will really grow. In your club I suggest you have a rule where everyone is given a chance to speak at every meeting. Outside of the club this rule of engaging everyone in a meeting has propelled my career. If given the opportunity to have everyone's voice heard you will have happily involved members wanting to come back for more.
The last area that is the shining star and the reason you should come to Toastmasters. It is also the reason you should tell your friends to come to Toastmasters. It is for the evaluations. We are all here to learn and improve and the only way to do that is to get great feedback. Evaluations of your speeches as well as your leadership roles are the way to improve and to keep your talent switch turned on. The better the evaluations the better your club will be. By the way, great clubs all use these three E's:
Encouragement - Be encouraged and encourage others.
Engagement - involve everyone by giving everyone a chance to have their voice heard.
Evaluations - are the reason why we come to Toastmasters. Our duty to others and ourselves is to give great honest evaluations that encourage and challenge us to be better.
Follow the three E's to Turn on Your Talent. Have a great year and don't forget to share the benefits by bringing a friend to Toastmasters.